Vintage Hubertus single-bladed :trick" knife

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Vintage Hubertus single-bladed :trick" knife

Postby DEATHSHEADMAKER » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:47 am

Hi y'all
Like most, I buy, sell, rent,trade,swap and giveaway knives (lol)
An old collector and past importer of knives had an old but mint Hubertus trick single bladed knife that I liked.
The knife is a scale release model - not the pen knife second blade style release mechanism. I do see those.
It's opening hard and hanging up with a burr (perhaps) and I'm about to remedy that (I hope)
I am not per se a Hubertus man and I have never seen this scale release on a Hubby ever before and I can't locate any info online,.
Can someone chime in with any manufacturing data such as years of production and how many millions or billions of these were produced.
I say that jokingly because most guys when they've never seen a particular knife want to, and do, assume it's a rare knife.
I doubt it is.
My old collector buddy said this knife having the nail nick was a diversion devised by Hubertus to help them get the outlawed auto knives past customs after 1957'?
I will say she's a beauty but a tough opener due to a burr or overtaught spring placing pressure on the searpoint.
Thanks in advance
Jerry Mack

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Re: Vintage Hubertus single-bladed :trick" knife

Postby wazu013 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:34 am

Is this what your knife looks like?
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Re: Vintage Hubertus single-bladed :trick" knife

Postby DEATHSHEADMAKER » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:44 pm

Hi
No - the Hubertus you showed is some new model
the Hubertus I have looks like a Hubertus we'd all know was a Hubertus
Mine is the 6th knife from the top with the stag Hubertus scales and Hubertus blade - yes, it is a scale release
thanks for any help
Jerry
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Re: Vintage Hubertus single-bladed :trick" knife

Postby doglegg » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:08 pm

Impressive display of autos.

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Re: Vintage Hubertus single-bladed :trick" knife

Postby wazu013 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:18 pm

DEATHSHEADMAKER wrote:Hi
No - the Hubertus you showed is some new model
the Hubertus I have looks like a Hubertus we'd all know was a Hubertus
Mine is the 6th knife from the top with the stag Hubertus scales and Hubertus blade - yes, it is a scale release
thanks for any help
Jerry

Very nice. ::tu::
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Re: Vintage Hubertus single-bladed :trick" knife

Postby TazmanTom18 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:23 pm

We called those "palm squeezers" because of the way you could flex your large thumb muscle to activate the scale release. Quite a few of those had issues like you are describing and were sent back. Popular in 80s and maybe into the 90s. A little generic, but I hope it helps. Bringing pretty fair money these days. $250 or so "in the day.


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